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John Paul Jones, Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis, United States, 1779

John Paul Jones, Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis, United States, 1779

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Description (Brief)
One (1) John Paul Jones, Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1779
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait of Jones in uniform (based off of Houdon's bust).
Obverse Text: JOANNI / PAVLO / JONE / CLASSIS / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUPRE. / F.
Reverse Image: A smoking Bonhomme Richard, holed and with broken mast, faces left in front of the foremast and bowsprit of Serapis; fighting sailors and rubbish are visible in the water and Alliance resides in the background.
Reverse Text: HOSTIVM / NAVIBVS / CAPTIS / AVT / FVGATIS / AD / ORAM / SCOTIAE / XXIII / SEPT / M.DCCLXXVIIII / DUPRE. / F.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
date made
1779
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
electrotype (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 56.6 mm; 2 7/32 in
ID Number
NU.206774
accession number
37081
catalog number
206774
Credit Line
Adams, Henry
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Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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